Friday, April 1, 2011

Large Golf Ball and UFOs in the High Desert

[caption id="attachment_391" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Golf Ball House near Yucca, AZ"][/caption]While driving north on 40 you will pass a large golf ball looming of the road near Yucca.

The lore of this place is that it was built by a nephew of Henry Ford. Why? What used to be the Ford Proving ground for testing autos, now owned by Dodge. The original idea is that this building would be a restaurant, the kitchen was under ground and the Golf Tee is really a dumb waiter that would have delivered food to the main floor. The business never opened, because a single ramp was the only way to get in and out of the joint and it couldn't pass the fire code. A while ago a couple bought the place and finished as a house. Instead of landscaping they located two UFOs that had been built for a museum, attached them to a cherry picker and instant lawn ornaments. Some nights when the couple got board they would plug in the Christmas lights on the UFOs and raise and lower the cherry picker, causing a spike in phone calls to Federal agencies and reporting UFOs. [caption id="attachment_392" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="UFO at Golf Ball home "][/caption]

Having recently sold, the new owner have added a concession stand to fuel tourist and preserving this unique home for others to enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, your posts are always interesting.

    I thought I'd seen this golf ball home before:

    Featured on the H&G channels Extreme Homes show.